OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – On Wednesday Oklahoma District Attorney David Prater sent KFOR a copy of a letter he wrote for the Pardon and Parole Board to object to Julius Jones’ commutation.
This comes a week after Jones’ name appeared in the March commutation log.
“I don’t know what David Prater’s motivation was related to this letter, but I know he should know better,” said Dale Baich, one of Julius Jones’ attorneys.
Baich considered Prater’s letter to the parole and probation authorities.
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Prater said, “Over the past few years, Julius Jones and his attorneys have carried out a coordinated and alarmingly successful campaign of misinformation, sparked by media hype, specifically aimed at manipulating and misleading the public through the dissemination of half-truths. often downright lies. “
The letter also goes into detail on what Prater Jones’ “extensive criminal history” calls, including attempted shoplifting and carjacking attempts.
You may recall that Jones was convicted back in 2002 after the 1999 murder of Paul Howell.
But his supporters say he did not commit the murder – claiming that DNA found on a headscarf used as evidence against him is inconsistent with law enforcement standards.
On Monday, Jones ‘legal team sent News 4 a letter along with a video of Roderick Wesley allegedly on time with Jones’ co-defendant Christopher Jordan in an Arkansas prison. Wesley said Jordan confessed on multiple occasions to murdering a man and accusing Julius.
“I saw it as if it was my situation. I want someone who has information to do this. Because this is a man’s life, ”Wesley said. “I can sit here and say that he admitted to me that he killed this guy.”
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Baich says Prater’s letter doesn’t address that.
“Much of this letter is uncharged allegations against Julius. You have never been brought to justice. He’s just throwing these out, I believe, in a desperate attempt to convince the board that Julius was responsible for Mr. Howell’s death, ”Baich said. “He ignores the fact that three people came up and said that Christopher Jordan confessed to them that he committed the murder.”
Prater also sends News 4 this statement on Wednesday –
“Oklahoma State has already produced direct evidence on file that refutes any claims of innocence by the convicted murderer, attorney, or supporters. The evidence is presented in the appropriate legal forum and is not commented on in the media. We do this to honor Mr. Paul Howell and his family. There is no response to continued misinformation from the killer’s PR company. “
The Pardon and Parole Board may vote soon to hear Jones’ plea for a conversion.
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